China News Service, September 9th. According to foreign media reports, Greek fire officials said that in the early morning of the 9th local time, a fire broke out in the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos Island in Greece. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
It is said that the number of people in the refugee camp exceeds 12,000.
According to reports, fires have ignited both inside and outside the refugee camp. With the assistance of volunteers, at least 28 firefighters and 9 fire engines have been put into fire fighting.
A Greek police officer said that people in the refugee camp had been moved to a safe place.
Witnesses said they saw people leaving the camp with their luggage.
According to reports, the Moria refugee camp has been blocked because of a new coronavirus infection in the camp.
So far, at least 35 people have been infected in the camp.
Since 2015, a large number of refugees and illegal immigrants from the Middle East or Africa have poured into Greece, and most of them have gone to other European countries.
The latest data from the Greek Ministry of Immigration and Asylum show that the country currently accommodates about 100,000 refugees and illegal immigrants, of which about 30,000 are housed in camps on five Greek islands including Lesvos.
The actual income capacity of many refugee camps far exceeds the capacity of the facilities and is overwhelming.
As of September 1, the Moria refugee camp has accommodated more than 12,000 refugees and illegal immigrants, and the design capacity of this refugee camp is about 3,000.